Governor Nyong’o’s Gesture to honour Jaramogi Odinga backfires

Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has today faced  harsh criticism online after erecting a billboard purposely in honour of Raila Odinga’s father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga who died in January 1994.

Nyong’o whose purpose was to announce celebrations for the First Kenya’s Vice President 25th anniversary, shared two photos of a billboard that have been erected along the Kisumu-Nairobi highway with his image .

Unfortunately, this went against the governors expectations as many social media users criticized his move many citing it as irrelevant as he should be launching developmental projects.

Others faulted him for wasting the county’s resources on untenable projects.

Here are some of the reactions;


how is that celebrating mzee important to the people of kisumu …our leaders long lost the vision and are now our misleaders

— keneth ochieng ogono (@OgonoKeneth) February 16, 2019

It is not the first time that Nyong’o has been attacked over links with the Odinga family.

In November 2018, the governor rubbed some people the wrong way after apologizing to the Odinga family  following the listing of Jaramogi as a land rate defaulter.

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